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HCP, Registered Healthcare Practitioner - Physiotherapist - Swansea

Full Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care, Medical
South Wales
Bridgend, Cardiff, Swansea
Salary description:
Competitve Package
Start Date:
The Health Assessment Advisory Service
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HCP, Registered Healthcare Practitioner – Physiotherapist 

Location: Swansea

Number of Openings: 1

Job Function: Physiotherapist

Job Type: Full-Time

Contract Type: Permanent


The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments conducts health and disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. Working from a network of 11 Assessment Services Centres and 150 Assessment Centres, assessments are conducted in the main areas of Employment and Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Veterans UK and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Our practitioner group includes employed nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors.

Job Summary

To conduct medical physiotherapy assessments and examinations (excluding injuries related to the brain) and produce concise reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a successful integrated team.

Essential Job Duties

  • Undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to the DWP. 
  • File-work involves reviewing medical evidence in a written or electronic format to determine the suitability of a face-to-face assessment. 
  • Such assessments focus on how a disability affects day to day life in performing work related activities. 
  • Any brain related injuries are referred to the Medical Practitioner.
  • Use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
  • Provide comprehensive reports to enable decision makers at DWP to make informed decisions regarding benefit claims.
  • Ensure that professional practice standards and “best practice” are maintained in all areas of work.
  • Deliver productivity and quality standards agreed between the Centre and the DWP and to respond positively to feedback.
  • Undertake recorded assessments where required.
  • Work unsupervised and use own initiative; understanding own limitations and requesting support when necessary or required.
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a professional and concise report.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and build positive working relationships with both medical colleagues and administrative support staff.
  • Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence and accountability, in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct.
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time to time as required.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist with a minimum of two years recent broad based post registration experience is required.
  • Previous experience aft functional or disability assessment  and clinical decision making is desirable.
  • Registration and continuous professional development maintained in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • Completed mentoring in clinical practice qualification  e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent is desirable.
  • IT literate with experience if using a range of software
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills and ability to successfully negotiate and respond to rapidly change work environment
  • Experience of change management and ability to successfully influence and negotiate.
  • Completion of ECDL or equivalent is desirable.

CHDA Statement

CHDA is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

Where reasonable, CHDA will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.

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Company Description

What is the Health Assessment Advisory Service?
The Government provides a range of benefits for people who are out of work or unable to work due to a long-term health condition. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) requires health information about people who are claiming benefits.

The Health Assessment Advisory Service arranges and carries out assessments for DWP. The purpose of the assessment is to understand how an illness or disability affects a person’s daily life. After the assessment, DWP makes the decision as to whether the individual will receive any benefits. The Health Assessment Advisory Service is delivered on behalf of DWP by Centre for Health and Disability Assessments, operated by MAXIMUS.

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